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#294047 2-Mar-2022 07:38
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I have a problem very similar to the one described in this post: Spark Smart Modem Port Forwarding Not Working (


The symptoms are exactly the same (ie the port forwarding does not seem to work). In the referenced post the issue was resolved by changing the public IP address to In the modem that I have there is no place to enter the public IP when creating a port forward.


I want to forward TCP traffic on port 8001 to the device with address I have turned off the firewall, URL blocking and access control in the modem and also (temporarily) turned off the Windows firewall but the port forward does not seem to work.


The modem is described as "Smart Modem 2-K64TLJC3S" in the overview page. 


Current Firmware Ver. : 2.00.17 build01-20211007


I include a screenshot below showing the rule I have set up.


Any suggestions?






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  #2877490 2-Mar-2022 08:48
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This is a fibre or cellular connection??

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  #2877492 2-Mar-2022 08:51
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Fibre. Sorry, forgot to mention that. I looked for a place to disable the cellular connection but didn't find one.

  #2877504 2-Mar-2022 09:21
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Have you tried the public port 80?



My first ever network connection was a 1MHz AM crystal(OA91) radio receiver.

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  #2877604 2-Mar-2022 10:31
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Have you tried the public port 80?



Likely to be used by the admin page so that's not going to be available.

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  #2877622 2-Mar-2022 11:03
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Have you tried the public port 80?



Likely to be used by the admin page so that's not going to be available.



Just though it would be worth a try...


To do this you statically map the external IP address + port 80 to the Internal IP address of the web server + port 80. – This is port forwarding. For home users the most common reason to use port forwarding is gaming.,use%20port%20forwarding%20is%20gaming.



My first ever network connection was a 1MHz AM crystal(OA91) radio receiver.

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